The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, said during a video conference following the meeting of the IOC Executive Committee that he does not allow any speculation about the place and time of the 2020 Games.
“We are now working with a commitment to hold a successful games in Tokyo in 2021. Start-July 23. The games will be held in a safe environment for all participants.
All possible expert advice will be taken into account to ensure that the Games are played safely. Until the Olympics are 14 months away, there should be no speculation about the place and time of the Games, ” Bach said.
“The recommendations of the world health organization play an important role. Whether we reduce the number of viewers will depend on how things will look in a year’s time.
It is too early to say that we will limit the number of spectators at the games in Tokyo, ” the IOC head said.
The 2020 Olympic games were postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. They will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
FIVB names new dates for Olympic qualification in beach volleyball for the 2020 Games
The international volleyball Federation (FIVB) has announced new deadlines for qualifying for the beach volleyball tournament at the Tokyo Olympic games, which were postponed to 2021 due to a coronavirus.
The deadline for Olympic qualification was extended to June 13, 2021. On June 14, 2021, the Olympic ranking will be compiled, which will take into account the 12 best results of the teams.
The previous qualification completion date was June 14, 2020.
“We believe that these changes to the selection system meet a fair and universal approach that will ensure that the best athletes can qualify for the Games,” said FIVB President Ari grasa.
Mohammed Farah: “I now have another year to prepare for the Olympics. I think this will help me»
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah believes that moving the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 will help him better prepare for the title defense in the 10,000 meters.
Fare will be 38 years old by August 2021, when the Games will be held.
“The postponement of the Olympics means that I now have another year to prepare. I think this will help me.
Of course, the restrictions that are imposed due to the pandemic affect the training process-there is no opportunity to visit the gym, participate in competitions.
I have a treadmill, and I’m lucky in that. I also worked out on the street. You have to be creative, ” Farah said.